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Tailored HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Intervention Needs from a Latent Class Analysis Among U.S. Healthcare Providers. AIDS Behav 2020 Nov 20

Date

11/21/2020

Pubmed ID

33216244

DOI

10.1007/s10461-020-03105-8

Abstract

Interventions are needed to expand HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescribing practices among healthcare providers, but research classifying providers to determine tailored intervention needs is lacking. Providers reported demographics, factors related to HIV treatment and prevention experience, and PrEP-related factors such as knowledge and community protection beliefs via online survey. Latent class analysis grouped providers with similar patterns of HIV prevention- and treatment-related care and tested for associations with demographics and PrEP-related factors. Three distinct classes of providers emerged: (1) PrEP naïve, (2) PrEP aware, and (3) PrEP prescribers. Providers with lower community protection beliefs and staff capacity were more likely to be classified as PrEP naïve compared to aware (ps < 0.05). Providers with concerns about PrEP-related tasks and staff capacity were more likely to be classified as PrEP aware compared to prescribers (ps < 0.05). PrEP-naïve providers could benefit from continuing education, whereas PrEP-aware providers might benefit from capacity building and prescribing optimization interventions.

Author List

John SA, Walsh JL, Pleuhs B, Wesche R, Quinn KG, Petroll AE

Authors

Steven A. John PhD Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Katherine Quinn PhD Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jennifer L. Walsh PhD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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